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Financial Aid & Scholarships
Bldg B, Room B156, ECC Campus
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847-214-7360
scholarships@elgin.edu


Scholarships

Your achievements in class and outside the classroom can earn you scholarship money for educational expenses. Scholarships are “gift aid,” meaning they are a free resource you do not repay. They are awarded for any number of reasons (academic standing, leadership, specialized talents, ethnic origin, etc) and are available whether you are just beginning your ECC studies or are near graduation. Applications are required for scholarships funds. Contact the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office for more information.

ECC Board of Trustees Scholarships

These scholarship funds are available to in-district students only.
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The Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) Scholarship - provides up to two (2) years free in-district tuition for students who meet eligibility requirements in 6th grade and maintain program requirements through high school graduation.

ECC Tuition Waivers

Apply for the following waivers. Download waiver activation form

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GED Tuition Waiver - open to students who live in-district, successfully complete a GED class at ECC, and successfully pass the GED test. Students are eligible for free in-district tuition for up to three (3) credit hours of college credit. Use within one year from the date requirements are completed.

English as a Second Language Tuition Waiver - open to students successfully completing ESL 019, ESL 099 or the college's Intensive English program. Students are eligible for free in-district tuition for up to three (3) credit hours of college credit. Use within one year from the date requirements are completed.

Honors Course Tuition Waiver - open to students who earn an A or B in an honors course and maintain a 3.25 or higher cumulative grade point average. Students may use the Honors Course Tuition Waiver for their next honors class. Honors course tuition waivers are issued at the in-district tuition rate and are valid for one year from date of successful completion of honors class.

Accelerating Opportunity Waiver - open to students approved by the accelerating opportunity program coordinator. Students are eligible for free in-district tuition for up to three (3) credit hours of college credit for the term.

ECC Foundation Scholarships

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Scholarship Recipient Spotlight

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Every year the ECC Foundation awards more than $150,000 in scholarship support to almost 200 new and returning ECC students. The average scholarship award is $750 and you don’t have to pay it back like a loan! Most ECC Foundation scholarships can also be used to pay for tuition, books, and fees. More»

The ECC Foundation manages over 175 scholarship funds. There are scholarships available in every Academic Division. The Financial Aid & Scholarships Office is committed to finding the best ECC Foundation scholarship for every applicant.

ECC Foundation scholarship applications are processed on a first-come basis.

All students, including Dreamers, who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, are encouraged to complete an ECC Foundation online scholarship application for the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters.

2015-2016 online scholarship application

A paper version of the ECC Foundation scholarship application may be requested by contacting the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office.

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